Mike Nahan, since 2008.
Southern Perth. Riverton lies on the southern side of the Canning River, covering the suburbs of Rossmoyne, Shelley, Riverton, Parkwood and Willetton. Almost all of Riverton lies in Canning local government area.
Riverton covers all of its 2008 territory, as well as Rossmoyne, which was gained from Bateman. Prior to the redistribution, Riverton was the most marginal Liberal seat in the state, but the redistribution increased the margin from 0.2% to 2.0%.
Riverton has existed since 1989.
The seat was held by Graham Kierath for the Liberal Party from 1989 until he was defeated in 2001.
Tony McRae defeated Kierath in 2001. He held the seat for the ALP for two terms.
In 2008, McRae was narrowly defeated by the Liberal Party’s Mike Nahan, losing by 64 votes.
Riverton is a very marginal seat.
2008 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into two parts. The north covers Rossmoyne and Riverton, and the south covers Willetton and Parkwood.
The ALP won the southern parts of the seat: 42.5% to 38.8%. The Liberal Party won the north more convincingly: 49.3% to 32.8%.
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